A Vintage Halloween

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Check out this vintage design for Halloween.  Betsy McCall’s paper dolls are adorable.

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Buy Local Arizona – Changing Hands Bookstore

 

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Changing Hands Bookstore

In case you can’t tell Changing Hands Bookstore is one of our favorite local stores, it also so happens to be a great place to get some fabulous Christmas gifts for the avid reader. Bring your family or friends and enjoy one of their events at either the Tempe or Phoenix location.  At Changing Hands you’ll find thousands of books to choose from, they also have some fun journals for the writers on your list.

Locations

Changing Hands Tempe: 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283
480.730.0205  Mon-Fri: 10-9 | Sat: 9-9 | Sun: 10-6

Changing Hands Phoenix: 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
602.274.0067  Mon-Sat: 9-10 | Sun: 9-8

http://www.changinghands.com

Also, support Arizona’s Local Advocacy Organization – Local First Arizona.

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Laboratory5 Inc is a local business based out of Tempe, Arizona – we love and support our local community! Shop Local This holiday Season!

xoxo – All of us at Lab5

Buy Local Arizona – Let The Music Play

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Featured Store:

Stinkweeds

Located at: 12 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013  1-602-248-9461  

http://www.stinkweeds.com

Still shopping for Christmas gifts? Looking for those hard to find music CDs? Get downtown and visit our favorite independently and locally owned music store in downtown Phoenix, Stinkweeds. This fabulous music store has been around since 1987 and they aren’t going anywhere. From records to your favorite band’s shirt, the gifts for any music lover are endless here. Stop by Stinkweeds today and give the gift of music to someone this holiday season!

Also, support Arizona’s Local Advocacy Organization – Local First Arizona.

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Laboratory5 Inc is a local business based out of Tempe, Arizona – we love and support our local community! Shop Local This holiday Season!

xoxo – All of us at Lab5

Black Friday – Local Style

Black Friday is not for everyone. Not everyone is cut out to  stand in line at 3am to get trampled for cheap electronics and discount towels. Not us! So this year we have complied a list of activities you may actually enjoy doing this Friday. Why not avoid the stress? Grab the kids or text your friends and try one of our Black Friday Alternatives.

Want to spend time with the family…

Check out some of these local Christmas Tree Lots and spend Black Friday, picking out a tree to decorate with the family.

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Our family favorite that is our go to every year is Harper’s Nursery. We’ve been picking out our annual tree from them for years.

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Some other local options buying a real Christmas tree include:

Mas-Roth Farms

Tim Mitchell’s Christmas Trees

Not ready for a tree? Try one of these family friendly events that offer holiday lights and family crafts and decorating projects.

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Looking to hang out with friends…

Here are a few events around town, take your buddies and enjoy a glass of wine or maybe some hot cocoa.

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Also, support Arizona’s Local Advocacy Organization – Local First Arizona.

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Laboratory5 Inc is a local business based out of Tempe, Arizona – we love and support our local community! Shop Local This Holiday Season! xoxo – All of us at Lab5

Buy Local Arizona – Let’s Go Shopping

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Featured Store:

Frances

Located at: 10 West Camelback Phoenix AZ 85013  602 279.5467 

http://francesvintage.com/

Gearing up for your holiday shopping? Buy local this year and support one of our favorite stores, Frances. We love the all the cute little handmade necklaces and bracelets they have, its a great place to check out gifts for your gal palz. They also sell clothes, books, and other handmade items . If your in downtown Phoenix check out this little local gem and find the perfect gift or stocking stuffer while supporting our local economy.

Also, support Arizona’s Local Advocacy Organization – Local First Arizona.

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Laboratory5 Inc is a local business based out of Tempe, Arizona – we love and support our local community! Shop Local This holiday Season!

xoxo – All of us at Lab5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My House On Apt Therapy

Screen shot 2013-11-25 at 3.00.10 PMFearless Family Home House Tour

Name: Cyndi Coon
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Size: 1,800 square feet
Years lived in: 13 years; owned

Cyndi’s home, a ranch-style house built in 1958, is a stunning ode to all things found, reclaimed, and vintage. It’s a home you can stare at for hours: peering into glass-fronted cases, admiring collections of ceramics, and wondering at the story behind each object. It’s about as far away from childproofed as you can get. Nevertheless, it’s home to two girls both under the age of eight.